Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam

The Canadian Dietetics Registration Examination (CDRE) is a national examination developed and administered by the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The CDRE is a requirement for registration in all provinces except Quebec.  

The CDRE is a four-hour, computerized, multiple-choice examination designed to test the practice-based knowledge, application, and critical thinking skills required to competently and safely practice dietetics. It is expected that the CDRE will be taken as an online remote-proctored exam in 2021. The CDRE is administered in May and November each year.  The spring 2021 exam is scheduled for May 17 and 18.  The fall 2021 exam is scheduled for November 22 and 23, 2021.

A candidate must be registered as a temporary member in order to write the CDRE. CLICK HERE for information about how to apply for temporary membership. The application deadline is March 19 for the May 2021 exam.  THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 29. The deadline to submit a request for an accommodation is March 19.

Preparation Guide

The Guide includes information about the exam, sample exam questions, and a reference list. Click HERE to view the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam Preparation Guide.  Click HERE to view the French version of the Preparation Guide.  

In compliance with CSA’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, NSDA wishes to advise writers of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) that your name and contact information will be sent to Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc., the exam developer and to ProctorU the company that provides the remote proctoring service.  This information will be collected, used and disclosed according to their privacy policies. Your personal information is subject to U.S. laws, including the USA Patriot Act.